Dr. Anne Fiske Lee, whose career in San Diego secondary education exceeded 30 years, has died at the age of 78. She passed away at home after a 30 year bout with multiple sclerosis.
She was born in Flushing, NY, daughter of Raymond Thomas Fiske, Jr. and Elizabeth Holcomb. Anne is survived by John Lee, her husband of 56 years, her sister Sally (Bob) Evans, nephews Louis (Julia) Evans, Bobby (Shannon) Evans, and grandnephew/niece Robert Paul Evans III and Katherine Anne Evans. Having no children, Anne and John chose to foster 3 older children, in succession, who have brought many joys to them to this day. Kelly Marie Loeb lives in Eagle, ID; Conrad William Rudy resides in Carlsbad, CA; Lisa DeAnn Livingston lives in Savannah, GA.
Anne and John became San Diegans in 1962, after earning BA degrees at Michigan and after marriage in New York. Both earned master's degrees at SDSU, and Anne received her Ed.D. from USC in 1981. Anne was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority for 60 years. As a teacher and school counselor, Dr. Anne is revered by most whose lives she touched between 1962 and 1996. She and John then mentored many grad students at SDSU, leading to lasting friendships.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Celebration at the First Congregational Church, 281 High Street on July 27th at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dr. Anne Lee may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York NY 10163.